That Motivation Collage
Sunday, January 09, 2011
It's an exercise we've all done before. Or at least, those of us who've struggled with weight for long periods or much of our lives. You make the "motivational collage" and hang it where you'll see it frequently. That was today's task from the Sparkpeople "31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions".
So, I sat down with a good cup of coffee and worked on my collage. I didn't want to spend hours on it. I can love doing art, and in the past, I've gotten very crafty in terms of this type of project, but there are other things I want to do today, and I wanted to focus on the POINT, which is to have images that will motivate me. What was also interesting this time is that in the past, I've had the exotic, the fit, etc. This time my collage is much more staid. But so am I. I'm 51, and my current goals are things like being around for (and being able to keep up with) grandchildren eventually. I want to be fit enough to hike and do ever-increasing levels of my beloved yoga. I want to be around for old age with my wonderful husband.
My images, therefore reflect these values - a woman reaching up towards the sun, in vine, a couple hiking with their grandson, a woman walking into the ocean, an elderly couple sitting on their balcony enjoying nature, and images of Whoopi Goldberg and Valerie Bertinelli, just because I like both of them and their both around my age. I want to retain their spirit and health as I age.